Bike and Pedestrian Master Plan Update

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Project Overview

The City of Hayward’s Bicycle & Pedestrian Master Plan update will set forth detailed goals and objectives to provide a universally accessible, safe, convenient, and integrated system that promotes walking and biking.

The update will build upon the 2007 Bicycle Master Plan, identify opportunities to improve and enhance bicycle and pedestrian facilities in Hayward. 

Where we're at: Bicycle & Pedestrian Improvements To-Date

The City of Hayward has been focused on making bicycle and pedestrian improvements throughout the City since the previous 2007 Bicycle Master Plan was adopted. Below are some of the key project highlights about the type of work the City has implemented to-date:

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  • Approximately 82 miles of bikeways installed to-date
    - 7 miles of Multi-Use Trails installed
    - 40 miles of on-street Bicycle Lanes installed
    - 34 miles of shared-lane Bicycle Routes installed

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  • Sidewalk repair and rehabilitation
  • New sidewalk installations
  • Curb ramp upgrades to meet current Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) standards -Citywide
  • Intersection and lighting improvements

Why Update The Plan Now?

The City of Hayward is undertaking the Plan update effort to focus on the following: 

  1. Develop accessible, safe, and convenient facilities for users of all ages and abilities
  2. Obtain community input to reflect the diverse demographic makeup of Hayward residents and workers
  3. Integrate best practices in bikeway and pedestrian planning and design
  4. Better postition the City of Hayward to compete for local, regional, and state grant funding opportunities


The plan will be developed over three phases:

The plan will be developed over three phases:

Phase I: Established Foundation [March - August 2018]

In Phase I we want to hear from residents, businesses, and other stakeholders about what barriers to walking and biking are prevalent in our community and where the City should identify new project recommendations.

Phase II: Initial Recommendations [September 2018 - March 2019]

In Phase II we will compile all community input received to-date and create draft project and programmatic recommendations for the community to review prior to inclusion in the final plan document.

Phase III: Prioritization & Final Recommendations [April 2019 - June 2019]

In Phase III we will create the final bicycle and pedestrian project lists. We will then use community input and findings from Phase I & II to prioritize projects for implementation and future grant applications.

Phase IV: Draft & Final Plan [July - October 2019]

In Phase IV we will draft the BPMP to release it for Public Review and City Council adoption.